Swirl marks on the car can be really annoying because they tend to ruin the entire look and feel of the car. They are prominent, especially on dark-colored vehicles, and must be taken care of immediately.

How to Remove Swirl Marks by Hand?

Now, before jumping to learning how to remove swirl marks by hand, we should learn why there are swirl marks in the first place. We strongly believe that prevention is better than cure and what better way to save hassle and money than to avoid such situations in the first place?

Why causes swirl marks?

Plenty of things that we overlook can cause swirl marks. Here are some of the most common reasons. A few may actually surprise you:

  1. Using a dirty car duster
  2. Using towels that have polyester threads
  3. Using buffers without proper training and understanding
  4. Using a dry towel to wipe a dusty car
  5. Using a dirty towel or cloth to wipe and clean the car
  6. Not washing the car properly

We hope you now understand what mean when we say that the littlest of things can ruin your car! Be careful from next time!

Now, let’s quickly learn how to get rid of the existing marks on your car:

Removing swirl marks by hand

Removing swirl marks hand

You will need a few things to get started: Paint cleaner, cloth (microfiber), car wax, and polisher

1. Park your car in a shaded location and wash it with a high-pressure car washer. Wash it thoroughly without missing any part.

2. Immediately, start applying the paint cleaner. Be sure not to wait until the car is dry because it works only when the car is still wet. While choosing a paint cleaner, be sure to pick one that works well for removing swirl marks on cars. They are non-abrasive and safe. Use your microfiber cloth for this step and start applying the cleaner in one direction. Continue until it is smooth.

3. After this step, you should start polishing your car. For this, you need a good polish. You also need to remember the dos and don’ts of polishing, which we shall look into here:

  • Your car should be wet
  • Just like the paint cleaner, your polisher should be non-abrasive or less abrasive when compared to the regular paint cleaners
  • Follow all the instructions that the product came with. Every product has a manual that you shouldn’t ignore.

4. After application, use the microfiber cloth to remove any excess product.

5. Time to wax! You may want to end it with polishing because the swirl marks are gone, but waxing is just as important as any other step here. Again, waxing products have instructions that you should follow without wavering. As long as you do that, you have nothing to worry about.

So, the bottom line is that you should be careful at every step, use non-abrasive products, and follow the instructions. Within no time, your car will be free of those awful swirl marks, and you will be happy!

Note: Removing swirl marks by hand may not be the solution all the time because sometimes, the marks are too stubborn. In these cases, you may want to use other methods or just call an expert to do the job for you.

We hope this guide helped you bring back the beauty of your precious ride! If there’s anything else we could help you with or if you have any questions, please feel free to write to us through Comments.